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W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/dists/pangolin/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.190 80]
, W:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/dists/pangolin/universe/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.190 80]
, E:Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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I am running 12.04 x86, but when I check the sources.list file, there is nothing in there that seems to reference anything i386 (but the error spits out 'i386' as part of the repo url). I think it has to do with my above setup, because I am choosing to run the latest software? I'm just not sure where to look to resolve this. sources.list isn't helping :(

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These sources might be bad. Just remove these lines from your sources.list and it should be fine. –  Mitch Aug 30 '12 at 18:16
    
@Mitch I don't see anything referencing 'i386' in my sources.list, that's the problem (as I already mentioned above). What should I remove? –  MALON Aug 30 '12 at 19:13
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The error you are getting is 404 HTML not Found. In order to solve this.

Try using a different Mirror:

  • Click on Download From.
  • Click on Download From.
  • Then Choose Other Location
  • Then choose Choose Best Server
  • it will scan and find the best servers closest to you.

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If you want to do this manually you will need to look in:

/etc/apt/sources.list
 /etc/apt/sources.list.d

in sources.list.d there are individual files for each of the sets of external sources. Instead of everything in one sources.list file.

you could do a grep to find the offending line in /etc/apt:

grep -Hrin "http://archive.ubuntu.com/dists/pangolin/main/binary-i386/Packages" /etc/apt

grep -Hrin "http://archive.ubuntu.com/dists/pangolin/universe/binary-i386/Packages" /etc/apt
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